The Full Lid

It Can Be Here

This essay was originally published in the 16th December 2023 issue of The Full Lid Months ago, I wrote two lines that would start and end an essay. The first was this: Help isn’t coming. The original piece was born of the frustration Jenga required of working in a creative field in 2022. Pushing against […]

It Can Be Here

THE FULL LID RETURNS!

The Full Lid is the multiple award-nominated pop culture newsletter I write and Marguerite edits. This is our seventh (?!) year of existence and it’s one of my favourite projects. 5pm Friday, subscribers get a free dose of pop culture positivity in their inbox. We’re back this Friday, and here are some of the best

THE FULL LID RETURNS!

Selections for 2022 Award Voters

Hello everyone! The genre fiction award season has been generous this year, with nominations for both the Hugos and the Ignyte awards. I’m not sure when the Hugo voting materials will be made available, but being a digital content creator who works for free means I can make it available now and to everyone. Please

Selections for 2022 Award Voters

2021 Eligibility Post

Hello nominators, thanks for stopping by. The Full Lid (Unpaid)My free weekly pop culture newsletter, edited by Marguerite KennerWe published 52 issues in 2021 with guest writers including Alex Acks, Kat Day, Margaret Dunlap, Kit Power, David Steffen and Chloë YatesEligible for Best FanzineA zip file of the complete 2021 issues in PDF is available

2021 Eligibility Post

Camp Cretaceous

Editor’s note: spoilers Camp Cretaceous‘ first season arrived on Netflix last week. It’s not only better than you expect, it’s substantially better than the movie it happens just to the left of. The series follows a group of children who are the first to test out Jurassic World’s summer camp. Dairus Bowman (Paul-Mikél Williams) is a

Camp Cretaceous

The Old Drift

Editor’s note: This review is intentionally spoiler free. I’ve been thinking a lot about genre recently. Specifically what happens when ignore it, or tell it to sit politely in a corner with a biscuit while we tell stories larger than it. You’ll see that thread in each of the pieces this week. Giga is a story

The Old Drift

Hackers 2.0.2.0

ME?! Let the 25th anniversary of the best floppy disk chunky laptop love story being released into cinemas go by unremarked?! GOOD GRIEF!  It’s been twenty five years since Cereal Killer, Lord Nikon and some other characters rollerbladed into our hearts through our landlines. In that time Angelina Jolie has become the biggest movie star on

Hackers 2.0.2.0

New Model Astronauts

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Five years ago, I wrote a piece about Interstellar and the death of the astronaut myth.

New Model Astronauts

Boldly Going

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The funny thing about the passage of time is you don’t notice it passing.

Boldly Going

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